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    What Motherboard and Processor - AGP and 3/4 DDR memory slots ?

    Hi chaps

    Looking to replace my PC motherboard and processor, but would ideally like to re-use existing components such as an AGP graphics card and 3 PC3200 DDR memory sticks (total 1.5gb).

    Any ideas on the best solution - not looking to pay a fortune - sub £100 preferable.

    Have taken a look, but their are a lot of basic boards out there with older processors. I don't mind something which is not the newest kid on the block - but something which is going to see me through the next few years would be nice (Currently running an AMD XP1700+ - running at stock 1.4ghz).

    Cheers

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    [SIZE=2]If you want to keep your ram and go down the AMD route overclockers have the
    AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego (Socket 939) - OEM for £35.24 (£38.52 delivered). That leaves you with plenty left over for a heatsink/fan & motherboard.

    overclockers.co.uk/sho…-AM

    Specs:

    2.2Ghz
    1mb cache
    90nm
    89 watt
    2000mhz bus
    [/SIZE]

    I think you will struggle to find a new mobo with AGP & 4x DDR RAM slots. There are alot with 2 slots availble though.

    My advice would be to save and buy a new computer. You can build one with much better spec than yours for about £250.

    If you really want to keep your old parts and upgrade then this motherboard offers good upgradability for the future as it has PCI-e 16x aswel as AGP 8x, and it will take both DDR (only 2 slots though) & DDR2 memory (2 slots) (You cant mix&match with RAM though).

    scan.co.uk/Pro…747

    Then you could maybe get this dual core processor to put up to just under the £100 mark...

    scan.co.uk/Pro…912

    I recently upgraded my pc via the route you are looking at.This is what I got:

    processor ]click AMD 3700 £41.15
    Heatsink and fan ]click £11.16
    Motherboard ]click ECS KV2 lite AGP £24.95

    Total= £77.26 delivered from Ebuyer

    Other processors you could go for:

    ]click AMD Athlon64 3800 £39.95
    ]click AMD Athlon64 4000 £53.86

    muckypup

    I recently upgraded my pc via the route you are looking at.This is what I … I recently upgraded my pc via the route you are looking at.This is what I got:processor ]click AMD 3700 £41.15Heatsink and fan ]click £11.16Motherboard ]click ECS KV2 lite AGP £24.95Total= £77.26 delivered from EbuyerOther processors you could go for:]click AMD Athlon64 3800 £39.95]click AMD Athlon64 4000 £53.86



    I think your links for the fan and mobo both go to the fan?

    currychops

    I think your links for the fan and mobo both go to the fan?


    So they do:oops:

    Trust you to notice:p

    I shall edit accordingly.......SIR;-)

    All better now....links working:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Hi all

    Thanks to Muckypup and Bingsy - looks just the job.

    Many thanks to you all.

    Cheers

    muckypup

    So they do:oops: Trust you to notice:p I shall edit … So they do:oops: Trust you to notice:p I shall edit accordingly.......SIR;-)



    I notice everything on here when a female is involved...particularly a redhead LOL

    Original Poster

    Quick question for Muckypup

    I have installed the mobo and processor you recommended - but now my PC restarts of it's own accord.

    This could be after a few minutes - or when a CD / DVD is inserted.

    Any ideas ?

    shady

    Quick question for MuckypupI have installed the mobo and processor you … Quick question for MuckypupI have installed the mobo and processor you recommended - but now my PC restarts of it's own accord.This could be after a few minutes - or when a CD / DVD is inserted.Any ideas ?



    I suggest you PM mucky as I've not seen her on HUKD over the last week or so...maybe she's on holiday.
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